Swiss Cooking Class: Options For Beginners and Amateurs
Want to brush up on your culinary skills at a Swiss cooking class? Or, maybe you’re looking for a gift certificate for someone? If so, here’s a list of cooking schools in Switzerland you can choose from, depending on your location, interests and language preferences. Many of these have a regular schedule of courses. Or you can organize a private workshop or team-building activity for varying numbers of participants. Follow the links below to contact the schools directly for more information.
- Alimentarium (Vevey) – I took a class at the Alimentarium, the world’s first food-themed museum, in October 2017.
- Atelier Cuisine (Vevey)
- Les Laboratoires Culinaires (Neuchâtel)
- Les Papilles à la Fête (Nyon)
- Parfum d’épices (Crissier)
- Swiss Food Academy (Geneva)
- Swiss Smart Cook (Nyon)
- Carlotta e il Bassotto (Lugano)
- La Cucina degli Ulivi (Massagno)
- Meret Bissegger – La Cucina Naturale (Malvaglia)
- La Cuisine Kochschule (Zurich)
- ÉTOILE – L’atelier des gourmands (Zurich)
- Hiltl Akademie (Zurich) – The world’s oldest continously operating vegetarian restaurant also has a culinary school.
- Sherly’s Kitchen (Zurich) – I took Sherly’s Swiss cheese master class in 2018.
- Sobre Mesa (Zurich)
Have you taken a Swiss cooking class recently? Where did you go, and how was it? If there’s a cooking school you think should be added to my list, please leave a comment below or contact me. Thanks!
Updated: October 19, 2022
Categories: chocolate, Culinary events, Culinary travel, Dessert, Swiss, Swiss food, Switzerland, Wine
You had me at mousseline de marrons. Sounds awesome.
I love chestnut desserts, especially when they’re paired with chocolate! I’ve been learning lots from these classes. Need to take some more.
Cooking classes — so much fun and so helpful! A topic I’ve been meaning to explore too, but you got the jump on me… Thanks for the reminder and for getting the ball rolling!
I was inspired by our classes at the Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne! Then, my friend suggested we take this course together with Les Laboratoires Culinaires. Now I’m hooked! There’s always something new to learn. Look forward to hearing more about cooking classes in Geneva!
Thank you for the post, very interesting information.
Hello…Your write up is just what i was looking for .I will be travelling from to Lucerne from 20th May to 28th May. Would you have any recommendations for any cooking class in English during my trip . It would be interesting to get a feel of any local cuisine .
Hello! Thanks for visiting my blog. 🙂 I checked in with the tourist office in Lucerne, and they mentioned that the Klubschule Migros may have some options (https://www.klubschule.ch/). They also mentioned the Culinary Arts Academy (http://www.culinaryartsswitzerland.com/en/), but I am not sure they would have a one-time course for you. There are more options in Zurich (only about 45 minutes away by train), like Laughing Lemon (https://laughinglemon.ch/). Not sure this helps. If you find anything else, please let me know. Best wishes, and safe travels.
By the way, I just found another opportunity for cooking classes in Luzern/Lucerne. How about this? http://www.nourishedbyotillie.com/#home
Do you know if any of the ones you mentioned are taught in English…sadly my french is lacking.
Hi Stacy! Les Laboratoires Culinaires will offer a cooking course in February 2019 in English, but most of their courses are in French. Others in English include the Alimentarium, Sherly’s Kitchen, Hiltl Akademie, Beau Rivage in Geneva and Laughing Lemon. Those are the ones I’m sure of, and the others I recommend you check with the individual schools. Hope this helps get you started. Good luck! -Heddi
We are a new cooking school in Zurich and will be offering most classes in English, some of which will be taught by some of the best chefs in the city. 😉 http://www.etoile-cooking.com
Hello Yuan! Your website looks amazing. Thanks for letting me know about your cooking school. I’ve already heard about Indulge, so it’s exciting to see that you’ll be offering classes as well. Best wishes from Suisse Romande. -Heddi